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Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-02-2022, 08:41 AM
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Posted By patrick_here
After testing my water (it's somewhere between...

After testing my water (it's somewhere between "soft" and "moderately hard") and thinking about this some more, I think my real question is:


Is it reasonable to use real polish on a granite...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-30-2022, 08:58 AM
Replies: 6
Views: 525
Posted By patrick_here
>> "Do you have some natural stone in need of...

>> "Do you have some natural stone in need of some help?"

...Well two years ago I had granite countertops installed by a local contractor (who did an outstanding job). He applied seal, of...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 04-29-2022, 10:06 AM
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Views: 525
Posted By patrick_here
The word "polish" in connection with granite

I'm confused...
I see a product called "Granite Gold Polish" intended to be used to "polish" a kitchen countertop on a regular basis (ie: weekly, bi-weekly, etc).

Normally with Automotive...
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-10-2021, 05:17 PM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,991
Posted By patrick_here
Gozo, thanks for mentioning the Garage Journal...

Gozo, thanks for mentioning the Garage Journal Forum. I didn't know it existed! :)
Forum: Cleaning, Restoration and Sealing 05-06-2021, 11:53 AM
Replies: 3
Views: 6,991
Posted By patrick_here
Sealing ordinary concrete

Hello again everyone!

Perhaps this is a bit off-topic (if so, pardon me) but I'm thinking that there are probably people subscribed to this forum who have experience sealing an ordinary concrete...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-29-2020, 10:25 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,250
Posted By patrick_here
Photos

Thanks again Davy, Bubba, Dan and CX for all the advice. It's finished now - photos attached. The grouting was a bit more tricky than normal, I think, because of the 3-dimensional nature of these...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2020, 09:55 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,250
Posted By patrick_here
...hmmm ...I was wondering about that. That...

...hmmm ...I was wondering about that. That helps enormously Bubba. Thank you!
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2020, 08:49 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,250
Posted By patrick_here
Dave and anyone: here's the thing I don't...

Dave and anyone: here's the thing I don't understand: I've always considered sand to be an extremely hard substance ...and fine and often sharp. So I don't understand how it could be that sanded...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2020, 08:45 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,250
Posted By patrick_here
Grout advice needed

Anyone care to help a newbie with some advice on Grout? I've never done it before and will be needing to do it either later today or tomorrow at the latest.

I had been planning on using...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-21-2020, 08:44 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,250
Posted By patrick_here
...interesting ...that makes sense !

...interesting ...that makes sense !
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2020, 11:21 AM
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Views: 4,250
Posted By patrick_here
Hi Dan... I'm thinking that perhaps the...

Hi Dan...
I'm thinking that perhaps the process for "Electroplate" bits like these Milwaukee ones is different from the process for the "Sintered" ones that "Tool Guy KG" is talking about...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-20-2020, 10:15 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,250
Posted By patrick_here
I was able to finish all 20 of the holes with the...

I was able to finish all 20 of the holes with the same original Milwaukee ("Electroplate") diamond bit and I'd say it remains in a similar condition (ie: it could probably do many more holes). By...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-19-2020, 12:57 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,250
Posted By patrick_here
Davy: Oh, okay, I think I see what you mean. ...

Davy: Oh, okay, I think I see what you mean. Yes, the blade is not segmented ...it is smooth/continuous.
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-19-2020, 11:03 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,250
Posted By patrick_here
Downward pressure question

Would anyone care to comment on how much downward pressure is the correct amount with a bit like this? I have been running it with just the weight of the drill itself which is about 5 lbs. Does...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-19-2020, 07:52 AM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,250
Posted By patrick_here
Tool Guy: Thanks very much for clarifying! ...

Tool Guy: Thanks very much for clarifying!

Davy:



I don't understand; why might I have to square up those corners? (or are you just saying that in general, sometimes it happens that one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2020, 11:58 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,250
Posted By patrick_here
I think it's just about 30% slower or so but not...

I think it's just about 30% slower or so but not absolutely certain of it.

I'm wondering ...is it the case that a single porcelain tile can have areas that are harder than other areas? In any...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2020, 11:27 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,250
Posted By patrick_here
Perhaps somewhat better?

Perhaps somewhat better?
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2020, 10:46 PM
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Views: 4,250
Posted By patrick_here
Attached image is best I can get (phones and many...

Attached image is best I can get (phones and many small cameras are autofocus)
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2020, 10:08 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,250
Posted By patrick_here
Where to find sintered bits?

What kind of local supplier would sell these sintered bits? I live about 25 minutes south of Tacoma Washington. My kitchen is a bit of a mess right now with this job ...otherwise I would order one...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2020, 09:50 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,250
Posted By patrick_here
Thanks for the info about the Hole Saw, Tool Guy!...

Thanks for the info about the Hole Saw, Tool Guy!

What do you recommend I do if I suspect that it has gotten to a point where the cutting edge is "clogged" and there is a need to break into some...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,250
Posted By patrick_here
The Straight Cuts

Short explanation: I used a hand grinder with a foot-controlled motor speed control and the above-mentioned water stream for continuous water.

The details: Those variable speed hand grinders are...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2020, 09:25 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,250
Posted By patrick_here
The Corner Holes

Thanks everyone for all your assistance. It has enabled me to solve the problems I was having and keep this job moving.

FINDINGS:
Speed - Short story: The higher speed is the way to go with...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2020, 04:36 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,250
Posted By patrick_here
Need to know correct speed for coring bit

I need to know for sure whether to run this tiny diamond core bit at high speed or at low speed. One website I read said to run it at low speed (500rpm specifically); another site said to run it it...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-18-2020, 02:35 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,250
Posted By patrick_here
Advice needed for drilling with a small diamond coring bit

Thanks CX for the recommendation on the blade!

I've picked up the small diamond core bit (using 3/8") - it's a Milwaukee bit.

QUESTIONS:

I have a continuous stream of water but it's...
Forum: Tile Forum/Advice Board 04-17-2020, 09:29 PM
Replies: 66
Views: 4,250
Posted By patrick_here
Jeff, unfortunately, the first row of tile on...

Jeff, unfortunately, the first row of tile on this backsplash is set already (thinset mortar) so I don't have the option of moving the horizontal grout line up or down ...but thanks for the...
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